Best BBQ in Oakland

Check out the top BBQ in Oakland, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Smokey J's BBQ
1. Smokey J's BBQ
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19 local reviews
3015 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
+1 510-529-4511
Meal takeawayRestaurantPoint of interest
Daniel
Standard American BBQ fare, especially amazing brisket and ribs.
Owen
A casual place for serious BBQ, served at picnic tables.
Alvin
My second favorite BBQ place around but very walkable.
1. Smokey J's BBQ
1. Smokey J's BBQ
host-0host-1host-2
19 local reviews
3015 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
+1 510-529-4511
Daniel
Daniel
Standard American BBQ fare, especially amazing brisket and ribs.
Owen
Owen
A casual place for serious BBQ, served at picnic tables.
Alvin
Alvin
My second favorite BBQ place around but very walkable.
2. Jong Ga House
2. Jong Ga House
host-0host-1host-2
15 local reviews
372 Grand Ave, Oakland
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 510-444-7658
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Daniel
This is my "go to" spot for Korean food and probably one of the most popular Korean restaurants in the East…
Nate
Korean BBQ restaurant. You can cook your own meat at the middle of the table or pick dishes that are cooked in…
Tammy
Great Korean BBQ! Quite the wait on weekends though, so go early. Good for groups.
2. Jong Ga House
2. Jong Ga House
host-0host-1host-2
15 local reviews
372 Grand Ave, Oakland
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 510-444-7658
Daniel
Daniel
This is my "go to" spot for Korean food and probably one of the most popular Korean restaurants in the East Bay. The lunchtime menu is a…
Nate
Nate
Korean BBQ restaurant. You can cook your own meat at the middle of the table or pick dishes that are cooked in the kitchen. This is an…
Tammy
Tammy
Great Korean BBQ! Quite the wait on weekends though, so go early. Good for groups.
3. Everett & Jones BBQ
3. Everett & Jones BBQ
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12 local reviews
4245 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 510-698-4340
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Nataly
In 1973 Dorothy Turner Everett opened Oakland's beloved BBQ & soul-food restaurant. This family owned…
Naomi
Iconic southern food with slow cooked BBQ and the best BBQ sauce I've ever had. Friendly service and you can…
Samuel
Delicious BBQ.. I recommend the brisket if you like meat
3. Everett & Jones BBQ
3. Everett & Jones BBQ
host-0host-1host-2
12 local reviews
4245 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 510-698-4340
Nataly
Nataly
In 1973 Dorothy Turner Everett opened Oakland's beloved BBQ & soul-food restaurant. This family owned business continues to thrive. Rib and…
Naomi
Naomi
Iconic southern food with slow cooked BBQ and the best BBQ sauce I've ever had. Friendly service and you can take out or eat in.
Samuel
Samuel
Delicious BBQ.. I recommend the brisket if you like meat
4. Smoke Berkeley
4. Smoke Berkeley
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13 local reviews
2434 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 510-548-8801
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Victor
Known as Gourmet BBQ, this little shack will leave your taste-buds buzzing! Their specialty is Salmon cilantro…
Michael
BBQ at its best! This casual place is a must visit for barbeque lovers. Great BBQ sauces and side dishes.
Naomi
I haven't been yet, but I've heard great things about this Southern BBQ spot.
4. Smoke Berkeley
4. Smoke Berkeley
host-0host-1host-2
13 local reviews
2434 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 510-548-8801
Victor
Victor
Known as Gourmet BBQ, this little shack will leave your taste-buds buzzing! Their specialty is Salmon cilantro BBQ. They do take-out for…
Michael
Michael
BBQ at its best! This casual place is a must visit for barbeque lovers. Great BBQ sauces and side dishes.
Naomi
Naomi
I haven't been yet, but I've heard great things about this Southern BBQ spot.
5. Everett and Jones
5. Everett and Jones
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13 local reviews
126 Broadway, Oakland
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 510-663-2350
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Brittney
BBQ in Jack London Square. Best and oldest BBQ in Oakland in their large remodeled location.
Melissa
Classic old school BBQ place but with nice seating.
Brian
BBQ? Say no more. This is where you're going.
5. Everett and Jones
5. Everett and Jones
host-0host-1host-2
13 local reviews
126 Broadway, Oakland
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 510-663-2350
Brittney
Brittney
BBQ in Jack London Square. Best and oldest BBQ in Oakland in their large remodeled location.
Melissa
Melissa
Classic old school BBQ place but with nice seating.
Brian
Brian
BBQ? Say no more. This is where you're going.
6. Ohgane Oakland
6. Ohgane Oakland
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10 local reviews
3915 Broadway, Oakland
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 510-594-8300
BarRestaurantFood
Yuri
Hands down the best Korean BBQ in all of the Bay Area. Great meat quality, huge assortment of banchan (side…
Olivia
Even though there are closer Korean spots in our neighborhood, this is where we go for Korean BBQ. Yummy and…
Julie
Korean BBQ joint — we take out from here all the time! All the traditional Korean dishes on offer. And only a…
6. Ohgane Oakland
6. Ohgane Oakland
host-0host-1host-2
10 local reviews
3915 Broadway, Oakland
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 510-594-8300
Yuri
Yuri
Hands down the best Korean BBQ in all of the Bay Area. Great meat quality, huge assortment of banchan (side dishes), and all-you-can-eat for…
Olivia
Olivia
Even though there are closer Korean spots in our neighborhood, this is where we go for Korean BBQ. Yummy and good for groups. ~30-35 min…
Julie
Julie
Korean BBQ joint — we take out from here all the time! All the traditional Korean dishes on offer. And only a few blocks away. Great value.
7. Brick Pig's House
7. Brick Pig's House
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10 local reviews
5973 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland
(510) 923-1789
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
David
More like a Pick up BBQ Food Location, this is my go-to for the most authentic BBQ food around :)
Jesse
Very tiny BBQ place with amazing owners. Like being invited to someone's home for dinner.
Brett & Cindi
Adorable little BBQ takeout place, very tasty brisket.
7. Brick Pig's House
7. Brick Pig's House
host-0host-1host-2
10 local reviews
5973 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland
(510) 923-1789
David
David
More like a Pick up BBQ Food Location, this is my go-to for the most authentic BBQ food around :)
Jesse
Jesse
Very tiny BBQ place with amazing owners. Like being invited to someone's home for dinner.
Brett & Cindi
Brett & Cindi
Adorable little BBQ takeout place, very tasty brisket.
8. Lake Merritt
8. Lake Merritt
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431 local reviews
Lake Merritt, Oakland
Natural featureEstablishment
Robyn
Lake Merritt offers a beautiful 3.1 mile path and takes you through multiple neighborhoods in Oakland. Things…
Brian
Fantastic biking, walking, jogging, or place for a small BBQ or picnic. Especially beautiful at dusk, with…
Merced
Everyone heads to the lake on sunny days for a picnic or BBQ. Plenty of seating on the grass and lots of…
8. Lake Merritt
8. Lake Merritt
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431 local reviews
Lake Merritt, Oakland
Robyn
Robyn
Lake Merritt offers a beautiful 3.1 mile path and takes you through multiple neighborhoods in Oakland. Things you may encounter as you walk…
Brian
Brian
Fantastic biking, walking, jogging, or place for a small BBQ or picnic. Especially beautiful at dusk, with strings of lights around the…
Merced
Merced
Everyone heads to the lake on sunny days for a picnic or BBQ. Plenty of seating on the grass and lots of beautiful views of the water and…
9. Everett & Jones Barbeque
9. Everett & Jones Barbeque
host-0host-1host-2
5 local reviews
1955 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 510-548-8261
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Benitia
“Smack your lips and lick your fingers” – “they really know how to serve up some ’cue” in “delicious heaping…
Al
Why would I send you to eat BBQ on a busy, noisy, street-front restaurant that you have to drive to? Because…
Kristen
If you're in the mood for ribs... This BBQ landmark has got you covered.
9. Everett & Jones Barbeque
9. Everett & Jones Barbeque
host-0host-1host-2
5 local reviews
1955 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 510-548-8261
Benitia
Benitia
“Smack your lips and lick your fingers” – “they really know how to serve up some ’cue” in “delicious heaping abundance” at this BBQ trio;…
Al
Al
Why would I send you to eat BBQ on a busy, noisy, street-front restaurant that you have to drive to? Because it's just the best BBQ in the…
Kristen
Kristen
If you're in the mood for ribs... This BBQ landmark has got you covered.
10. Stay Gold Deli
10. Stay Gold Deli
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10 local reviews
2635 San Pablo Ave, Oakland
Closed · Opens 10:30 AM
+1 510-350-8729
CafeGrocery or supermarketStore
Sullivan
"Some of the best food in West Oakland - sandwiches, BBQ and well-curated beer selection. Outdoor patio and…
Dani
Deli, & BBQ. I would order the BBQ. Great sandwich's too! Funky little spot, with a beer garden, Foosball,…
Amy
AMAZING BBQ and sandwiches. Also great music and pinball
10. Stay Gold Deli
10. Stay Gold Deli
host-0host-1host-2
10 local reviews
2635 San Pablo Ave, Oakland
Closed · Opens 10:30 AM
+1 510-350-8729
Sullivan
Sullivan
"Some of the best food in West Oakland - sandwiches, BBQ and well-curated beer selection. Outdoor patio and notable pinball collection"
Dani
Dani
Deli, & BBQ. I would order the BBQ. Great sandwich's too! Funky little spot, with a beer garden, Foosball, pool table.
Amy
Amy
AMAZING BBQ and sandwiches. Also great music and pinball
11. Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach
11. Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach
host-0host-1host-2
62 local reviews
Otis Dr, Alameda
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 510-562-7275
Point of interestEstablishment
Trinh
Great nearby spot to have a BBQ or picnic. There are a number of BBQ grills available for public use as well…
Araceli
Stroll the shoreline, have a BBQ or watch the windsurfers do amazing tricks in the water! There is stand-up…
Elisa
Hang out at the beach. Good spots for picnic, BBQ, biking, fishing, kite surfing.
11. Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach
11. Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach
host-0host-1host-2
62 local reviews
Otis Dr, Alameda
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 510-562-7275
Trinh
Trinh
Great nearby spot to have a BBQ or picnic. There are a number of BBQ grills available for public use as well as picnic tables.
Araceli
Araceli
Stroll the shoreline, have a BBQ or watch the windsurfers do amazing tricks in the water! There is stand-up paddle boarding too!
Elisa
Elisa
Hang out at the beach. Good spots for picnic, BBQ, biking, fishing, kite surfing.
12. Village Market
12. Village Market
host-0host-1host-2
14 local reviews
5885 Broadway Terrace, Oakland
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 510-547-3200
Grocery or supermarketStorePoint of interest
Pam
Short walking distance from the home, a friendly place to pick up breakfast essentials and snacks. They offer…
Susan
This is our favorite grocery store with everything you may need for your stay including BBQ grill on Friday…
Analisa
Awesome local grocery store - they BBQ every night... try the Flank Steak!
12. Village Market
12. Village Market
host-0host-1host-2
14 local reviews
5885 Broadway Terrace, Oakland
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 510-547-3200
Pam
Pam
Short walking distance from the home, a friendly place to pick up breakfast essentials and snacks. They offer excellent fresh-cooked hot…
Susan
Susan
This is our favorite grocery store with everything you may need for your stay including BBQ grill on Friday and Saturday evening,, a salad…
Analisa
Analisa
Awesome local grocery store - they BBQ every night... try the Flank Steak!